BEAUTY APP FOR THAT: To make sure scheduling a beauty appointment is “as easy as that,” the founders of must-visit Mizu New York salon have created a customized application for the iPhone available on iTunes. Claiming it is the first New York salon to do so, Mizu said the app offers one-touch calling, a salon locator via the iPhone’s GPS, appointment request capability via e-mail and a quick list of the salon’s services and prices. Mizu, created by former Bumble and bumble stylists Vaughn Acord and Damian Santiago, partnered with ad agency Guts-Ad to create the free app. The salon is located at 505 Park Avenue.
NEW HIRE: Woodley & Bunny has tapped Tom Seeberger as their new head of sales and education for the distribution side of their business. Seeberger is known best for building the Bumble & bumble brand, creating its academy and styling programs.
PLUS ONE: Hairstylist Paul Norton has joined the Nexxus Salon Hair Care Artistic Team as the brand’s newest celebrity stylist. Norton will be appearing at consumer and industry events and will also help to create content for Nexxus online platforms. Throughout July Norton will be featured in a series of instructive “how-to” style videos launching on the Nexxus Facebook page. He will also communicate directly with Nexxus’ Facebook fans.
PRETTY BUSY: Taylor Momsen just keeps racking up those ad campaigns. The 16-year-old starlet, who was recently revealed as the not-so-secret face of Madonna’s Material Girl line for Macy’s, will also star in advertisements for John Galliano’s new women’s scent, due to be launched in the fall, a spokesman for the brand confirmed, following a report in the French edition of Grazia magazine. Earlier this year, the “Gossip Girl” star and lead singer of rock band The Pretty Reckless starred in the spring ad campaign for British high-street retailer New Look. It won’t be Momsen’s first foray into fragrance: In January, she hosted the launch of the Love Rocks fragrance collection by Victoria’s Secret Beauty.
POLISH PARTNERSHIP: To celebrate back-to-school, Essie Cosmetics and Teen Vogue have collaborated on a limited edition nail polish called Declare Your Denim. The shade, which becomes a darker and edgier blue with multiple applications, aims to celebrate fall’s favorite staple — the classic blue jean — and also help out victim’s of the Gulf Coast oil disaster. Teen Vogue is inviting readers and denim lovers to don their favorite pair of jeans and head to Military Island (Broadway, between 43rd and 44th streets) in Times Square, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to take part in a charity denim drive, in partnership with Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation. Consumers can pay $5 to have a new pair of denim donated from one of Teen Vogue’s denim sponsors, or donate a new pair of their own. Those making donations will receive a bottle of Declare Your Denim (only 500 bottles have been created). The event will also feature roving photographers snapping photos of attendees in their denim, to be displayed live on the Times Square Jumbotron, as well as free copies of Teen Vogue’s August special denim section.
ALES APPOINTMENT: Bernard Flobert has been named managing director of Alès Groupe, the company announced Thursday. He replaces Patrick Alès, the firm’s founder and principle shareholder, in the role effective immediately, though he will be operational in the position from Aug. 23. Alès will remain president of the firm’s board of directors. Flobert’s résumé includes stints at Danone, McKinsey & Co., LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Darty and The Phone House. In 2009, Flobert founded a consultancy, which advised Alès on the modernization of its brands and their commercial development in France. “I am convinced Alès Groupe has considerable growth potential in France and internationally,” stated Flobert. Alès Groupe’s brands include Lierac and Phyto. CHANGES AT PIERRE FABRE: Olivier Bohuon will be replacing Jean-Pierre Garnier as chief executive officer at Pierre Fabre Group effective Sept. 1. Bohuon, 51, is executive vice president of Abbott Corp. and president of its pharmaceutical division, a $22 billion business. “I will head the group in close collaboration with its chairman and founder and we will jointly pave the future,” Bohuon said upon the announcement. Pierre Fabre is the second largest independent French pharmaceutical company and generates a sales turnover of 1.8 billion, or about $2.3 billion at current exchange.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews